Laboratory Manager in Palaeogenomics
The School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Applications are invited for the position of Laboratory Manager to facilitate the operation of the ancient and modern DNA laboratories at the Palaeogenomics and Bio-Archaeology Research Network (PalaeoBARN) within the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.
The post is a full-time appointment, fixed term for 3 years.
The successful candidate will lead the management and operation of the modern and ancient DNA facilities and will be responsible for purchasing, shipments, safety and general organization. Additional roles include sample processing, ancient DNA extraction, library preparation and sequencing, training lab members and visitors in established workflows, and interaction with other scientists and technicians at the School of Archaeology. There will also be opportunities to be involved in ongoing research projects and publications.
We welcome applications from candidates with a strong background in ancient and modern Next Generation Sequencing and DNA extraction, molecular biology techniques and instrumentation. Previous experience managing laboratories is strongly desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to liaise with all members of PalaeoBARN, scientific collaborative partners as well as post-doctoral researchers, students, and group leaders based at the University of Oxford. The post-holder will also have the opportunity to be involved in supporting research associated with the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit which has close links with the PalaeoBARN.
Applicants should have a BSc or MSc in Biochemistry, Biology or a related field, or PhD in a field incorporating ancient DNA techniques, or equivalent qualification/experience.
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Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 31 July 2019
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